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chapter 12

We landed at BWI after what seemed to be a forever flight, then an hour ride to Eastern shore. It was nearly dark when we got home. I remember when I was little, looking out from the back porch across … Continue reading

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chapter 11

I don’t remember much about that night’s sleep. I had short, little dreams, bits and pieces about being on the battlefield. When I started to get restless someone pulled me close and whispered, “It’s OK, I’m here, you’re OK,” sometimes … Continue reading

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Chapter 10

We returned to the motel. The Moms and Dads were concerned that I would be alright. I assured them I would be. Jake and I showered together. It was nonsexual. It felt wonderful to have someone wash my back and … Continue reading

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Chapter 9

After a shower and breakfast I met Dr. Rich and Dr. Shelly Moore in the conference room. Dr. Rich spoke first. “I have to update you on your request for leave. Because you were hospitalized, your leave was canceled and … Continue reading

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chapter 8

I spent the next two weeks in the psych ward. I must have seen and been interviewed by a dozen doctors. My primary doctor was Dr. Debra Rich. I spilled my guts. I told them everything and more. The slumber … Continue reading

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Chapter 7 The flight out

My group flew by four choppers to the main airfield to get a C130 transfer flight to Saudi Arabia. From there we flew on a commercial lease flight in an old DC10 to Germany, it was a 12 hour flight. … Continue reading

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Chapter 6

I said, “We need to have a talk.” “Yeah, I have been expecting it,” he said. “How long have you been looking in my room though the window?” I asked. “That was the first time, I could hear you when … Continue reading

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